Ford Out-torques Chevy with 375 HP and 470 LB-FT for the 2017 Ford F-150 Next Gen. 3.5L EcoBoost V6 [Updated]

2017 ford f150 ecoboost 3.5L v6 power specs specifications
2017 Ford F-150

It’s official. Ford confirms what we learned last week. The second generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 that is slated to go into the 2017 Ford F-150 is rated at 375 horsepower and 470 lb-ft of torque. This is higher than Ford originally estimated. Original estimates were 365 horsepower and 450 lb-ft of torque. Coincidentally, the new official rating make the 2017 F-150 the torquiest half-ton pickup truck in the class. This was a title that belonged to the 2016 Chevy Silverado 1500 with the 6.2L EcoTec3 V8. The big Chevy V8 is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Silverado V8 is still the king as far as horsepower is concerned, but it has just been out-torqued by a twin-turbo V6.

We have reached out to Ford for more information about the 2017 3.5L EcoBoost V6: the RPM ranges and fuel economy estimates. We also asked Ford whether the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 and the 5.0L V8 will continue for the 2017 model year.


2017 3.5L EcoBoost V6:

  • 375 hp @ 5,000 rpm, 470 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500 rpm
  • Fuel economy estimates are not available yet, stay tuned

2017 Ford F-150 will have the following options:

  • 3.5-liter V6 Ti-VCT with Flex-Fuel Capability, w/ 6-speed Automatic
  • 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost® with Auto Start/Stop, w/ 6-speed Automatic
  • 5.0-liter V8 with Flex-Fuel Capability, w/ 6-speed Automatic
  • 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost® with Auto Start/Stop, w/ 10-speed Automatic

This would make for a great side-by-side drag race! We will work to make this happen within the next few months. Here is a special EcoBoost vs. EcoBoost (F-150 vs. Explorer) drag race that we recently put together.

The second generation of the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 offers standard start-stop technology, dual fuel injection system (direct and port), all-new turbochargers, and weight-saving materials and construction. The 375 hp and 470 lb-ft represents a 10 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque gain over the outgoing 2016 EcoBoost motor.  It’s also worth noting that the new EcoBoost will be mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission.

The 2017 Ford F-150 goes on sale in the fall of 2016.

Here is Everything You Ever Wanted To Know about the 2nd generation 3.5L EcoBoost V6 from its lead engineer.